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We have a further supply of our popular Derek Onley Illustrated Tea Towels, if you would like to purchase one contact Julie Gemmell phone 465 7664. They sold out very quickly last time.
Cost is a reasonable $15.
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There are, at different times of the year, large numbers of birds using the lagoon as a stop off place in their migration or for nesting.
Birds include: Shoveller Duck, Grey Teal, Paradise Ducks, Shelduck, White Heron, Royal Spoonbills, Shags, Pied Stilts, Black Swans and Geese.
Water quality has deteriorated over the years as a result of leaching from surrounding soils and from activity such as nearby landfill sites. Problems are compounded by a low throughput of water, sediment uptake, low water level, low oxygen levels and lack of covering vegetation.
The Hawksbury Lagoon is administered by the Department of Conservation, with a number of other agencies also involved including: The Maori Reserves Trustees, the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Regional Council. It is considered a significant and increasingly rare example of an estuarine wetland.
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